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Poster: beep* Date: Jul 17, 2014 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: RIP Johnny

Another legend gone.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/johnny-winter-texas-blues-guitar-icon-dead-at-70-20140717

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Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: Jul 18, 2014 4:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Johnny

Saw Johnny quite a few times over the years. Definitely one of the best bluesmen around. Very sad to hear of his passing. RIP Johnny and condolences to your brother Edgar!

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 17, 2014 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Johnny

What is this ? The summer of death ? We have lost so many musicians as of late . Another was the classical conductor Lorin Maazel .
When Johnny has his beard, I was mistaken for him once !
Besides his own music he helped some of the blues greats . He helped Muddy Waters with his comeback in the late 70's .
Here they are together is the best version of this tune .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgaxYEsEVVY

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Jul 17, 2014 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Johnny

"It's a living music," Winter once said of his chosen genre. "For me, blues is a necessity."

I played an inordinate amount of air guitar when I heard his music. His unque voice and relentless guitar was his trademark. My friends did a meet and greet with him a few years ago in Wilmngton NC, he was a gentle soul who was his music. RIP